Hand painted old Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) for sale.
This is one of the rare surviving movie posters in Indian cinema deliberately printed in black and white to reflect the mood of the film (which was shot entirely in black and white).
This is an actual surviving poster of the 1960 black and white Bollywood movie, which featured the greatest entertainer of all time in Bollywood, Raj Kapoor (also known as The Show Man of Indian cinema) in the lead role opposite actress Padmini.
This old Raj Kapoor movie poster was printed and circulated during the first release run of the film (early 1960s) and was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai is widely remembered for its title song, which became a patriotic anthem of sorts and is played till today.
The poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas, making it very collectible. The artist captures Raj Kapoor in an emotionally charged rendition. Pran who plays a bandit in the film is seen on his side in a much smaller sized portrait. The lead actress of the film Padmini is seen in a sensuous avatar at the bottom with an accentuated pout. Typography used in this poster is seen in English at the bottom, whereas a translation of the title in Devanagari Hindi is also seen towards the bottom left of this beautiful old black and white Raj Kapoor movie poster.
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (Nation Where The River Ganges Flows) is a hit 1960 Hindi film produced by Raj Kapoor starring him in the lead role. The other cast of the film includes Pran and Padmini.
The film bagged many prestigious awards at the National Film Awards as well as the Filmfare Awards. Songs from the film, in particular the title track, are fondly remembered till today.